HealthPlus Amerigroup Grant Awarded

HealthPlus Amerigroup Gives $20,000 to Improve Children’s Lives

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Wednesday, February 20, 2013) – Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., today announced its subsidiary HealthPlus, an Amerigroup Company, granted $20,000 to the Claudio Reyna Foundation to help provide soccer training, tutoring and mentoring to underserved youth, primarily in the urban regions of New York and New Jersey.

The funds will be used to provide coaches, children’s uniforms and equipment, and will help support special events including the New York Film and Entertainment Soccer Tournament and the Steve Nash Foundation’s Showdown in Chinatown.

"The Claudio Reyna Foundation stands as a positive role model for children to live healthier lives in its efforts to provide a safe, fun outlet for children," said Jack Stephenson, chief operating officer of HealthPlus Amerigroup. "The Company has been a long-time partner of the foundation and is constantly searching for ways to help local residents stay healthy and active."

"HealthPlus Amerigroup has been with us since 2008, and the partnership gets better each year," founder Claudio Reyna said. "Their support has allowed us to make a positive impact on the lives of underserved children throughout New York City. We couldn't be more proud to be associated with them and grateful for the help they have given the community."

Recently, HealthPlus Amerigroup teamed with the Claudio Reyna Foundation to distribute coats in Brooklyn, New York. More than 1,500 coats were distributed to individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy last fall. The recipients were also were able to meet Reyna, a former professional soccer player in Europe and New York who represented the United States in four World Cup tournaments and two Olympic appearances.

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., is the largest company focused solely on meeting the health care needs of financially vulnerable Americans. Currently serving approximately 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup is dedicated to offering real solutions that improve health care access and quality for our members, while proactively working to reduce the overall cost of care to taxpayers. Together with WellPoint’s affiliated health plans, we serve more than 4.5 million beneficiaries of state sponsored health plans in 20 states, making us the nation’s leading provider of health care solutions for public programs. Amerigroup accepts all eligible people regardless of age, sex, race or disability.